#TECHCONGRESS 2019 #CONGRESSIONAL #INNOVATION #FELLOWS PROGRAM

Deadline: 10 September 2018
Open to: college graduate, with at least three years of work or postgraduate study
Fellowship: fully funded

Description

TechCongress is building 21st century government with technology talent through the Congressional Innovation Fellowship. They are bridging the divide between Congress and the technology sector by placing tech-savvy individuals like you to work with Members of Congress and Congressional Committees in order to build capacity in Congress, train cross-sector leaders — who can understand the challenges of government and in the technology community — and keep Congress up to date about the latest challenges and opportunities relating to technology.

Eligibility

  • College graduate, with at least three years of work or postgraduate study;
  • Tech savvy, with experience working in or studying the technology sector;
  • Great interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Some technical ability;
  • Ability to explain technology to those that aren’t as familiar with technology tools or concepts;
  • Track record of success taking initiative and working with others;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment;
  • Committed to helping get Members of Congress and Congressional staff up to speed on technology issues.

Fellowship

The Congressional Innovation Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to change Congress by injecting desperately needed technological expertise into the Legislative Branch.  Fellows receive competitive stipend and benefits during their nine-month residency to ensure that they can achieve maximum impact.

Benefits include:

  • USD 80,000/year equivalent stipend;
  • Health insurance supplement of up to USD 400/month;
  • Relocation allowance of up to USD 2,500;
  • Equipment or travel allowance of up to USD 1,500.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.